The reach of portable ultrasound is increasing with the reducing size and increasing adaptability. These devices use sound waves to create a gray-scale image depending on the intensity of the returning echoes. They perform the same function as static ultrasound machines. Portable ultrasound machines come with a screen and a medical keyboard for viewing and navigating the picture. These devices operate on batteries, so users don't need a source of power to use it.
These machines were primarily used by gynecologists and obstetricians that led to the visible decrease in the infant mortality. Nowadays, portable ultrasound machines are considered necessary for doctors who often visit backward areas where they have little or no medical facilities with them. They do not hinder mobility as they can be taken along with ease and convenience.
Other than gynecology, these machines are used for many clinical applications including vascular, endocrinology, cardiac and even pediatric diseases. These instruments are used to cure the most common types of pain, like muscle pain and inflammation. The sound waves pass through the skin and affect the targeted area, may it be muscle or a joint. The pain is released without the need for medication or surgery. They also catalyze the effect of certain pain medications (phonophoresis).
With portable ultrasounds, immediate and advanced treatment can be given to patients who may have heart disease. The doctor can look for abnormalities and other heart related problems. It is also used for early detection of prostate cancer and any other disease that may exist along with it, so that treatment may begin immediately.
It takes no longer than 10 minutes to perform an ultrasound with these devices as they can acquire and transmit data almost instantaneously. Portable ultrasound devices allow simple effective ultrasound examinations performed at the point of care, in turn speeding up decision making by the clinician.
One of the most widely used portable ultrasound machines used by clinicians these days is Chison Q5. If you are planning to buy a Chison Q5 for your practice but don't have enough budget, there is no need for you to worry. You can find used Chison Q5 for sale at highly discounted rates.